Advent Hymnals

500. MAKE ME A BLESSING TO-DAY

Christ in Song,

1.
O softly the Spirit is whisp'ring to me,
With tender compassion, with pitying plea;
I hear His beseeching, and earnestly pray
That Jesus will make me a blessing to-day.

Chorus:
Lord, make me a blessing to-day,
A blessing to someone, I pray;
In all that I do, in all that I say,
O make me a blessing to-day.

2.
Some heart may be longing for only a word,
Whose love by the Spirit is quickened and stirred;
Now grant, blessed Saviour, this service to me,
Of speaking a comforting message for Thee.  [Chorus]

3.
Some soul may be plunged in the darkest despair,
Whose shadows would melt in the sunlight of pray'r; 
O give me, dear Saviour, I humbly implore,
The sweet consolation that soul to restore.  [Chorus]

4.
Come, all ye that labor, ye weary and worn,
Come ye who in sorrow or sinfulness mourn;
With me this petition to Jesus convey;
O make me a blessing, dear Saviour, to-day.  [Refrain]

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Title Make Me a Blessing To-day
Key B♭ Major
Titles Lord, make me a blessing to-day,
First Line O softly the Spirit is whisp'ring to me
Author Ida Scott Taylor
Year 1908
Composer W. H. Doane
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Tune O softly the Spirit is whisp'ring to me
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Subjects Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls
Texts Isaiah 58:11
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